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05 January 1999 12:00 CET
Scania sells Laxå plant
Scania has now sold its Laxå plant, whose products include special cabs for fire tenders. The facility has been acquired by a new company, Laxå Special Vehicles AB, which has been formed by the former top management team, and will take over the workforce, premises and production equipment. The operation will continue with Scania as the main customer.
The Laxå plant has been in Scania's ownership since 1992. The main product line is special cabs, such as the CrewCab, which is used mainly on fire tenders. The plant also reconditions service exchange components for Scania and for Saab service exchange engines.
“Our CrewCabs have been received very positively and we have increased our market shares for the special vehicles in question. Compared with Scania's other operations, however, this is a niche product manufactured in relatively low volumes. The Laxå unit is staffed by an enterprising local management which can continue to run it very efficiently," says Kaj Holmelius, Senior Vice President, Research and Truck Development at Scania.
Former plant manager Lars Forsberg is MD of Laxå Special Vehicles AB. The other partners in the new company are Production Manager Anders Gruffman and Chief Design Engineer Håkan Larsson.
For further information, please contact:
- Ulf Söderström, Corporate Communications, Scania tel. +46 8 55381044, mobile +46 70 6809595
- Lars Forsberg, Laxå Special Vehicles AB Tel. +46 584 10820, mobile +46 70 5365173
Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. A growing proportion of the company’s operations consists of products and services in the financial and service sectors, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime. Employing 35,000 people, Scania operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. In 2007, invoiced sales totalled SEK 84.5 billion and net income amounted to SEK 8.6 billion. Scania press releases are available at www.scania.com